Opinion: Brighton's failed move for Reguilon could see Brandon Williams' United exit accelerated

One of the big stories in the Premier League transfer market this week has been Chelsea’s pursuit of Brighton and Hove Albion defender Marc Cucurella.

The Guardian report this has been held up by the Seagulls’ attempts to sign a replacement – and after suffering a knock back, its possible Brandon Williams‘ exit from United could take on fresh legs.

The Mirror reported a fortnight ago that Brighton were interested in a £15 million move for Brandon Williams.

But he didn’t appear to be their first choice. This was Tottenham’s Sergio Reguilon instead.

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Brighton’s failed move for Reguilon could help United

The Guardian report Brighton have failed with a bid for Sergio Reguilon. He was their first choice option at left-back where he would replace the expectantly outgoing Marc Cucurella.

This could now open the door for Brandon Williams’ departure to be accelerated, if Brighton now turn to him.

Williams missed United’s pre-season tour with injury and did not feature in any of the subsequent games either.

He was surplus to requirements last season, sent on loan to Norwich City, where he played regularly.

Williams’ hopes of regular game time at United this season look bleak despite Alex Telles’ departure on loan, due to the arrival of new left-back Tyrell Malacia.

If United could land a fee to sell Williams on a permanent basis, it would be good business. Brighton appear to be a possible destination for him, and their reported interest may accelerate over the final few weeks of the transfer window.

Fabrizio Romano reports Chelsea’s move for Cucurella is near completion, with Levi Colwill moving the other way in part-exchange.

Colwill is a centre-back, meaning Brighton will still be in the market for a left-back. Williams is certainly an option.

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